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Landscape & Lawn Care Services – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 0782  |  NAICS 561730

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Landscape & Lawn Care Services  (view report)
Tree Trimming, Planting & Removal Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

GIE Media
Lawn & Landscape Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for landscaping and lawn care professionals, with special supplement issues including "Top 100 Companies in the Landscape Industry" (May issue), "State of the Industry" (October issue), and "Benchmarking Your Business" (November issue). Digital editions of the magazine are available free online, with free subscriptions available to qualified parties.

North Coast Media LLC
Landscape Management

Monthly trade journal features news and information for full-service landscape contractors, with content sections featured in each issue including "News and How-To's" which covers the latest industry news, trends, reader tips, and best practices; "Business Insider" which provides practical advice on running a profitable business; and "Profit Centers" which focuses on ideas and strategies by service segment.

Cygnus Business Media
Green Industry Pros

Monthly trade magazine provides the latest information on news, trends, products, and technology for landscape contractors, with sections included in every issue including "Green Industry Insider" which covers the latest news and trends, "Business Management Toolbox" which provides business tips for business owners, and "Contractor Profile" which takes a look at how firms thrive in today's market.

Tree Care Industry Association
TCI Magazine

Monthly trade publication features news and information for commercial tree care providers, with topics covered in various issues of the magazine including business operations, new products and services, safety best practices, machinery and equipment, and tools and supplies. Digital archived editions of the publication are available free online, with free print subscriptions available to U.S.-based companies.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Landscaping and Lawn Care Services  Search for "561730" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Landscaping and Lawn Care Services  Search for "561730" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Landscape & Lawn Care Services
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

Lawn & Landscaping Magazine
Benchmarking Your Business

Annual benchmarking report published in the November issue of the magazine provides average and optimal range benchmarks for cost of goods sold (direct costs), general and administrative overhead expenses (indirect costs), and net profit margin as a percentage of annual gross revenues by primary line of business (e.g., lawn care service, landscape maintenance, design/build, and irrigation service).

National Association of Landscape Professionals, Inc.
Operating Cost Study

Operating cost survey provides financial and operating performance measures by revenue segment, with financial data provided in the survey including income statements, balance sheets, and financial, productivity, and return on investment ratios, and revenue segments covered by the survey including contractors, design/build, exterior installation, exterior maintenance, lawn care, and mixed revenue.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

National Association of Landscape Professionals, Inc.
Compensation & Benefits Survey

Comprehensive annual survey provides compensation and benefits data for landscape professionals, with compensation data broken out by sales volume, business seasonality, territory served, number of employees, number of locations, geographic region (four U.S. Census regions and nine divisions), and state (sample size permitting). Table of contents and selected excerpts are available free online.

PayScale, Inc.
Landscaping Services

Free online service provides median salary and hourly wage data for job positions in this service sector such as operations manager, designer, architect, account manager, office manager, foreman, laborer, and groundskeeping worker, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including Trugreen Landcare, The Brickman Group, Ltd., Valleycrest Companies, and Trugreen-Chemlawn, LP.

Wage & Benefit Survey

Annual wage and benefit survey provides salary and hourly wage data for personnel employed by tree care companies, with salary data broken out by job position on a national basis, and with hourly wage data broken out by job position (e.g., foreman, climber, technician, laborer) on a national and regional basis. Wage surveys are available to members only; contact trade association for more information.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 0782 - Lawn and Garden Services
  NAICS Code 561730 - Landscaping Services
Types of establishments included in these codes
Lawn care services - establishments that provide maintenance services for lawns and turf areas, such as mowing, trimming, fertilizing, and pest control. These services may be provided to residential or commercial clients, and may also include aeration, dethatching, and overseeding.
Landscape installers - establishments that provide installation services for outdoor spaces, such as residential gardens, public parks, and commercial landscapes. These services may include the installation of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals, as well as the installation of elements such as retaining walls, patios, and walkways.
Landscape maintenance providers - establishments that provide ongoing maintenance services for outdoor spaces, such as parks, campuses, residential properties, and commercial properties. These services may include mowing, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control, among other services.
Tree and shrub planting services - establishments that provide planting services for trees and shrubs, including site analysis, selection of appropriate species, and installation of the plants. These services may be provided to residential or commercial clients, and may also include ongoing maintenance and pruning services.
Irrigation system installation and repair services - establishments that provide installation and repair services for irrigation systems, including design and installation of new systems, repair of existing systems, and ongoing maintenance and management of systems. These services may be provided to residential or commercial clients.
Lawn aeration and dethatching services - establishments that provide services to improve the health and appearance of lawns and turf areas, including aeration to relieve soil compaction and dethatching to remove accumulated dead plant material. These services may be provided to residential or commercial clients.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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